Apprenticeships: A realistic alternative to university
Apr29

Apprenticeships: A realistic alternative to university

If you’ve got a child in year 12, you’re probably both thinking about the next stage about now. Let’s be honest, having a child in education is always about the next stage – if your child is in year 5 or 6, it’s all about secondary school. Then from year 9 onwards it’s non-stop – options, GCSEs, A Levels and leaving school… Every choice is tinged with the big question of careers. Are...

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The apprentice and the last day of freedom
Sep04

The apprentice and the last day of freedom

Well the summer has flown by and my son started his apprenticeship the day after the bank holiday. And he had a special request for the bank holiday: that we didn’t just ‘do nothing and waste the day’ as it was his ‘last day of freedom’. I must admit that we don’t do a lot in the school holidays. Yes, we go on holiday. We have the odd day out. But most of the time, we’re just at home. My...

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The apprenticeship
May30

The apprenticeship

My son has never wanted to go to university and I totally respect that decision. University isn’t for everyone. Even for some ‘clever’ kids, it just isn’t right. My son is bright enough, but not so bright that he can sail through without putting the work in. And he really dislikes putting the work in. I think we all know that he would go to university and come out with nothing. We might as well just save...

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